Thursday, September 1, 2011

Quinoa Stuffed Green Peppers

This recipe is very similar to the Quinoa Stuffed Pattypan but I did changed up some of the ingredients & flavors.  The concept is the same.

2 cups vegetable broth or water
1 cup Red Inca Quinoa or regular white Quinoa
1 clove garlic, diced
1/2 diced onion
1/4 cup tomato sauce
3 tbsp Earth Balance butter
chili powder, ground cumin, onion powder, cayenne red pepper, all to taste
2 green bell peppers

1. Put quinoa and veggie broth in pot & bring to a boil. Once it's boiling, add lid and turn on low. Cook for 15 minutes.
2. While quinoa is cooking, cut the tops of the bell peppers and hollow out.
3.  Add diced garlic, onion, and cilantro to quinoa.
4. Add tomato sauce, Earth Balance butter, and all seasonings to quinoa. Cook on simmer for another 5 minutes, stir occasionally.
5. Place cooked quinoa in hollowed out peppers. (Extra quinoa that cannot fit in peppers can be placed directly on pan...just be sure to stir it every 5 minutes in oven to keep it from burning.) Place on baking sheet in 375 oven for 18-23 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. The cilantro is just if you like it. Personally, I'm not crazy about it. Just add a little more of the other spices or use a crazy tomato sauce flavor to create the taste you want.